Even in This, I Will Trust the Lord - Encouragement for Today - May 29, 2024

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Ashley Morgan JacksonMay 29, 2024

Even in This, I Will Trust the Lord

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“Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid …” Isaiah 12:2 (ESV)

I sat on the couch one afternoon with tears streaming down my face as I received some news that left me full of worry. Then, only minutes later, I received a second text about another situation that was also devastating.

It was as if these messages were punches to my soul. I felt like I’d been hit with one blow to the gut — then a swift second.

When it rains, it pours, or so they say. And doesn’t this feel so true sometimes?

In seasons where it seems like one thing after another goes wrong, we are desperate for change or solutions. No matter if we know that struggle and strife are part of being human in a broken world, we’re never ready for the bad news when it hits.

Maybe you, like me, have found yourself in this place today, with unexpected pain, unforeseen challenges and unknown burdens placed in your path. Or maybe you're carrying a weight that has been with you much longer, one that you are tired of having to manage and that has become far too much.

Perhaps the reminder we both need today is what I read this morning as I opened my Bible: “Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid …” (Isaiah 12:2).

These issues we find ourselves dealing with may not be going away right now, but like Isaiah, we can declare that God has been and will continue to be our Savior. We don’t have to be afraid.

I don’t know about you, but for me, that reminder brings hope in the storm. I am shaken, but my God is not.

In our hard seasons, we can acknowledge the pain, grieve what we’re facing, and also know Jesus will never leave us in it alone. When life feels uncertain or unfair, we can trust God with what breaks our hearts.

Oh, friend, it may rain or even pour, but God will never let you stand alone. He is with you, and He is mighty to save.

Dear heavenly Father, You see these burdens and the pain I carry. Help me remember that You will never leave me alone, that I can trust You, and that I do not have to be afraid. I lay in Your capable hands all that fills my mind with worry, and I pray You would give me Your strength as I remember Your promises day by day. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.


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You can find more encouragement from Ashley on her Instagram, where she shares daily reminders about who you are and whose you are!

If you are struggling with disappointment in your life, Ashley has a free guide for you with reflection questions to reveal your needs and the truth that restores trust when you are battling the feeling of being let down by God.


Isaiah 41:10, “fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand” (ESV).

How have you seen God strengthen you in the past through hard seasons? Share in the comments!

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